Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics (PV)

Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics (PV)

02 - 05 December 2014
Energy Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra , Australia

PV brings together experts in nanophotonics, materials science and photovoltaics to discuss the latest developments in nanophotonic enhancement and nanostructured materials for the next generation of solar cells.  Nanostructured materials and photonic enhancement schemes offer unprecedented opportunities to control both the optical and electrical properties of next-generation solar cells. This meeting covers all aspects of optical nanostructures for photovoltaic applications, from surface textures and diffraction gratings through to emerging topics such as plasmonic enhancement, nanowires, quantum dots, novel materials and spectral flux management in multi-junction solar cells.

PV Keynote

Martin Green
Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia, Keynote

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Jiansheng Jie
Soochow University

Program Chair
Alexander Sprafke
Martin-Luther University Halle

Program Chair
Thomas White
Australian National University

Program Chair

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Abstract and Summary Submission 3 September 2014 12:00 EDT
Abstract and Summary Submission 3 September 2014
Advanced Registration 4 November 2014 00:00 EST
Advanced Registration 4 November 2014
Steven Chu, Stanford University, USA, Plenary

James G. Anderson, Anderson Group, Harvard University, USA, Keynote

Toshihiko Iwasaki, Konica Minolta, Japan, Keynote

Martin Green,  University of South Wales, Australia, Keynote

Roland Winston, University of California Merced, USA, Keynote

Armin Aberle, Solar Energy Research Institute, Singapore, Invited

Udo Bach, Monash University, Invited

Rheinard Carius, Forschungszentrum Julich GmbH, Invited

Kylie Catchpole, Australian National University, Australia, Invited

Ning Dai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Invited

Zhiyong Fan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, Invited

Alexander Freundlich, University of Houston, Invited

Takashi Fukui, RCIQE, Hokkaido University, Japan, Invited

Jr-Hau He, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Invited

Jeppe Holm, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Invited

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Congress Special Events

Plenary Session
Friday, 5 December
Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology at Stanford University.  His research program encompasses atomic physics, quantum electronics, energy and energy economics, and biophysics and biomedicine that tests fundamental theories in physics, the development of methods to laser cool and trap atoms, atom interferometry, and the study of polymers and biological systems at the single molecule level.  For his work developing the theory of laser cooling of atoms, he was co-recipient the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997.  From January 2009 until April 2013, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy, being the first scientist to hold a cabinet position.  For more information on the Plenary speaker see the plenary page

Congress Reception
Tuesday, 2 December
University House, Great Hall & Gardens
18:30 - 19:30

Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest. (Times subject to change. Please check your Congress program)

Joint Poster Sessions
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.

Congress Banquet
Thursday, 4 December
National Museum of Australia
19:00 - 21:00

This will be a ticketed event.  Please check back for updates and details on the Congress Banquet.

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